The scale insects (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) of the Maltese Archipelago.

  title={The scale insects (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) of the Maltese Archipelago.},
  author={David A. Mifsud and Gaetana Mazzeo and Agatino Russo and Gillian W. Watson},
  volume={3866 4},
Past works on scale insects (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) from the Maltese Archipelago are reviewed. Based on the literature and contemporary collections, a total of 93 species of scale insects belonging to 12 scale insect families are here reported (Aclerdidae 1 species; Asterolecaniidae 4; Coccidae 17; Diaspididae 46; Eriococcidae 5; Kermesidae 1; Margarodidae 1; Micrococcidae 1; Monophlebidae 2; Pseudoccocidae 11; Putoidae 2 and Rhizoecidae 2). Of these, 17 species represent new distribution… CONTINUE READING
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